Shaquille O’Neal explained to Ellen how a brief stint as an impromptu babysitter led to him investing in one of the biggest companies in the world.  

O’Neal explains that when he first got to Los Angeles in 1993 or 1994, he was at a Four Seasons Hotel, playing with another guest’s children sitting at the next table.

“I’m actually babysitting the guy’s kids while he’s in a meeting,” O’Neal says. “So after the meeting, he says, ‘You know what? You’re good with kids, I like you, I’m going to bring you in on this investment.’ And it was called Google. He said, ‘You know, in the future, you’re going to be able to type on your phone, search engine this, do this, boom, boom, boom, you should invest.’

“I invested, and then a couple years later, I got a really big return,” he adds.

Shaq has the magic touch .